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UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Gokhan Saki KO's Henrique da Silva

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Gokhan Saki KO's Henrique da Silva

Saki made his UFC debut, bringing an established kickboxing career with him.

Gokhan Saki showed off his world-class kickboxing skills tonight in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 117 as he dismantled and KO'd Henrique da Silva inside of a single round in Japan.

Da Silva in with a few knees from the clinch.

Here is how the fight unfolded, round-by-round, including FanSided's scoring of the bout.

Saki pushed the pace early but began showing signs of fatigue as the end of the opening frame approached. Saki lands a short, effective left hand.

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Another big strike and Da Silva is dropped to the mat. Da Silva ties up but can't keep a hold of him.

It didn't take long for the "Turkish Tyson" to display his power during an initial exchange with da Silva on the feet as he dropped the Brazilian with a straight left hand down the middle.

Suddenly growing in confidence it's Da Silva who is starting to piece together a sustained combination of punches and kicks that puts Saki in danger against the cage. Saki with a takedown! Saki seems to be getting a little exhausted as he is now eating knees, kicks and elbows.

Saki's assault continued throughout the first round as he landed a barrage of left hands that rattled da Silva numerous times, but to his credit, the UFC veteran weathered the storm amidst a bloody nose, while eating a ton of shots.